jackie dies pretty much immediately in the game. victor is just your ripper doc (i'm not friends w my real-life doc). johnny silverhand is technically trying to kill you / a despicable person. why are these even options over Panam, Judy, or Kerry?
Because :why are these even options over Panam, Judy, or Kerry?
And maybe a ripperdoc who save your life for free could be a little bit more than a "simple" ripper docI guess they're trying to draw a difference between romance options and friends.
V's story before Jackie dies could have been quite interesting. V's story with Viktor really is unknown other then some video showing Jackie introducing Viktor. As someone mentioned V had months to make new friends before the story line starts and I wish they had expanded on this before we progressed with the main story. Another missed opportunity.Because :
And maybe a ripperdoc who save your life for free could be a little bit more than a "simple" ripper doc
(And also who gives you a 21K credit at the start and then tells you to keep them)
Not so sure about that, I still think that "johnny" was written way before keanu's arrival. So for me, except some dialogue lines modified/added and maybe some minor changes (like add a bike), that without Keanu we would have a pretty similar story or almost (except that would be an unknow Johnny). But I think we never really know about thatMy gut feeling about this is there may have been a much longer intro for V, but when Keanu Reeves was brought on board, this changed everything and suddenly it was all about Johnny Silverhand. No offense to Keanu, he was offered the part and he jumped at it, as he should.
I think, it's that. Especially in a city like Night City, where it seems rather difficult to form serious relationshipsAs for Viktor giving V his / her implant (21K) right at the start of the game, it does say a lot about Victors relationship with V. I always made sure he got paid even though Viktor offered to let V keep it. That's what a true friend would do, right?
Well said, I agree. That's why CP2077 feels a bit different than other games and somehow intense in the way of mood creation for the player. The feeling of loneliness is really strong in this game world, and like you said, a recurring theme for other characters as well. Hanging around with companions would somehow break this specific atmosphere.Yes it could have been good, but loneliness is a recurring theme in Night City (Panam, Judy, River, Kerry or V)